National Sporting Clays Association
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NSCA Member Nick Fedoroff Obituary NSCA Member Nick Fedoroff Obituary

NSCA extends its sympathies to the friends and family of Nick Fedoroff, who passed away on February 19. He was a long-time NSCA member from Cape May, NJ, who often shot with Diane Sorantino and Bob Lepor and participated in many National Championships. Originally from Pennsylvania, Nick joined the Cape May Police Department in 1972 and became a partner of Diane Sorantino. He retired after 26 years of service and began a part-time career as a safety... [more...]

Douglas Seward Passes Douglas Seward Passes

We have been informed that long-time NSCA member and avid sporting clays shooter Douglas Day Seward of Greenfield, Minnesota, passed away on February 6 after a battle with cancer. Among his survivors are his wife, Nancy Cowette Seward; daughters, Jennifer Anne Beckman (Andrew) and Elizabeth Day Seward; sister Karen Goarke; and brother Jim Seward. Doug served in the Marine Corps in the Vietnam War before moving to the Twin Cities. His professional... [more...]

Joyce Medlen Obituary Joyce Medlen Obituary

We regret to report the death of NSCA shooter Joyce Reece Medlen of Woodlake, NC. Joyce passed away on Sunday, November 9 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital with her husband, Jay by her side. Joyce was born in Los Angeles, California on February 15, 1938. She served her country in the United States Army and later worked with the federal government in civil service. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Jay David Medlen, also well-known... [more...]

Ann Myers, Former NSSA-NSCA Director Ann Myers, Former NSSA-NSCA Director

We are saddened to report that Ann Aikman Myers, 84, former Director of NSSA and NSCA, passed away on July 18. Her grandson, Eric Battersby, informed us that she died of Alzheimer’s disease. “I grew up visiting her at the house up on the hill at the National Shooting Complex,” said Battersby. “I know that she truly loved being a part of the NSSA-NSCA, and she dedicated many years of her life to the organization.” Ann... [more...]

Harry “Hub” Hubbard Johnson, Jr.  Obituary Harry “Hub” Hubbard Johnson, Jr. Obituary

Harry “Hub” Hubbard Johnson, Jr., an internationally known sporting clays shooter, Team USA member, and a longtime horseman, died the afternoon of March 28 in Central Kentucky. A champion Junior clays shooter, Hub was a member of Team USA Sporting and FITASC from 2005 to 2008, serving as Junior Team Captain for FITASC and Sporting in 2007. He was Junior All-American 1st Team from 2004 to 2009 and had NSCA National and U.S. Open podium... [more...]

Bud Decot Passes Bud Decot Passes

Robert “Bud” Decot, founder of Decot HyWyd Sport Glasses, died suddenly February 10, 2014, at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. Bud was 88 and lived each day to the fullest, right up until the very end. Bud was an industry icon and fixture at major NSSA-NSCA events. In 1947, after serving in the U.S. Navy, the young licensed optician was asked by his father, a renowned eye surgeon and hunter, to design a pair of shooting glasses. Two years... [more...]

Terry Raahauge Obituary Terry Raahauge Obituary

We are saddened to report that Terry Raahauge, owner of Raahauge’s Hunting and Sporting Clays in Dunnigan, California, succumbed to cancer on October 29 while at home with his wife Donna and loved ones. Terry was known for sharing his love of hunting and shooting with fellow hunters, shooters, and the youth throughout Northern California. Several outdoor publications are posting articles about Terry, including and Western... [more...]

Stephen R. Parks Obituary Stephen R. Parks Obituary

NSCA Life Member Stephen Robert Parks of Gervais, Oregon, passed away on September 3. Stephen co-owned Salem Clay Target Sports with his wife, Suzanne. He supported local Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts in securing their shotgun and safety patches and was an excellent teacher in anything related to shotgun shooting. He was a valued member of NSCA who will be missed. Stephen’s other interests included fly-fishing and fly-tying, and with his family... [more...]

Mike Raahauge Obituary Mike Raahauge Obituary

NSCA extends its condolences to the family and friends of Mike Raahauge, a long-time NSCA member club owner and operator in Corona, California, who died on Monday of cancer. Raahauge was very active in his community and bringing people into the shooting sports through instruction and activities at his shooting facilities. Raahauge is survived by Elaine, his wife and partner of 48 years; his son, Pat, who has three sons and two daughters; and a daughter,... [more...]

U.S. Open Info from Host Back Woods U.S. Open Info from Host Back Woods

With just two weeks to go until the May 12-19 U.S. Open Sporting Clays Championship, host Back Woods Quail Club (SC) has passed along some updates and information to help you plan your trip. Event Registration. Spots are still available in most events, with the exception of FITASC. Original dates filled early, so FITASC events are now being offered on Sunday and Monday, May 12-13. On-site Registration. Registration will open at 8 a.m. on Sunday,... [more...]